The vaccine-mandatory world premiere of Dave Chappelle: This Time This Place reopened Radio City Music Hall Saturday night for the first time since Covid hit.
“I’m so sorry if you lost someone, or lost something during this pandemic,” Chappelle said, taking the stage when the film ended.
The closing night film of the Tribeca Festival was directed by Julia Reichert and Steven Bognar, Chappelle’s neighbors, who won an Oscar for American Factory.
Radio City (which seats over 6,000) is a massive theater not easy to fill, said Tribeca CEO Jane Rosenthal in her intro – “unless you’re Dave Chappelle.”.
I had two of my three children in New York City,” said Chappelle.
The Tribeca Festival was launched after the September 11 attacks in 2001 to help revive the city, specifically Lower Manhattan